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AP-NJ--New Jersey News Digest, NJ

June 14, 2018

Good afternoon! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Jersey. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the AP_New Jersey bureau at 609-392-3622. News editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 609-392-3622 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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TOP STORIES:

SPORTS BETTING

ATLANTIC CITY — Like a fellow New Jersey governor did 40 years earlier, Gov. Phil Murphy has kicked off a new era of gambling in the state. The Democrat made the state’s first legal sports bets Thursday morning at Monmouth Park, a racetrack near the Jersey shore in Oceanport. It had echoes of 1978, when then-Democratic Gov. Brendan Byrne threw the first dice at an Atlantic City casino with entertainer Steve Lawrence. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 432 words, photos.

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SPORTS BETTING-THE LATEST

SUPREME COURT-POLLING PLACE ATTIRE

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has struck down a Minnesota law that restricted what voters can wear to polls. The justices ruled Thursday that the law violates the First Amendment. Still, the justices’ 7-2 ruling suggested that some restrictions on what people can wear to vote are permissible. Most states have laws restricting what voters can wear to cast their ballots but Minnesota’s law is one of the broadest. By Jessica Gresko. SENT: 476 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

— SMALL PLANE CRASH —State police have released the names of two men killed when a small plane crashed in a rural part of southern New Jersey.

— TWO BODIES FOUND — Two bodies have been found inside a home at the New Jersey shore.

— ROUTE 440 FATAL CRASH — Authorities say a crash on a major highway in central New Jersey has left one person dead and snarled traffic during the morning commute.

— FALLEN AIRPLANE BANNER — An airplane-towed banner broke loose and came down near New Jersey’s statehouse, fluttering to the ground and shattering the rear windshield of a parked car.

— PRESCRIPTION TRACKING — The New Jersey Hospital Association says it will invest $1.5 million into a prescription tracking tool that will better monitor opioid prescriptions.

— NO WATER-SCHOOL CANCELED — A New Jersey borough that had an issue with water pressure all over the area has closed school for the day.

SPORTS:

FBN--GIANTS-MINICAMP

EAST RUTHERFORD — Pat Shurmur’s first minicamp with the New York Giants nearly had an ugly ending when high-priced left tackle Nate Solder tweaked a knee after being bumped during a helmet-swinging scuffle between defensive tackle Damon Harrison and rookie guard Will Hernandez. By Tom Canavan.

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